The resolving power of the Hubble Space Telescope

The image on the right is a portion of the first image returned by the Wide Field Planetary Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. On the left is a ground based image of the same area of the sky. The object shown in these images is a double star: the pair of stars is well separated in the HST image but blurred together in the ground based image.


About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:22 May 1990, 06:00
Size:1240 x 960 px

About the Object

Name:Double Star
Type:Unspecified : Star

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